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Volume III, Number 2 


March i, 1956 



Front view of Stout's neiu residence hall for women. With interior work well underway, it is expected that the 
structure will be completed, decorated, and furnished for occupancy in September. 


Good progress in being made in the construction 
of a new residence hall for the women of Stout 
State College. The structure, which will house 134 
coeds and a . resident head, is being built between 
Tainter Hall and Tainter Annex. The former din- 
ing hall attached to Tainter Hall was removed last 

The entire structure is now enclosed. The boiler 
has been installed and the heating system is being 
completed. A crew is finishing the lathing of the 
rooms, followed by another crew which is comple- 
ting walls and ceilings. 

Because of the size and complexity of the ground 
floor area, much work still remains there. The floor 

itself is complete and tile for the area is being laid 
out. The ground floor will contain a cafeteria line, 
dining space for 250 persons, tea room, ironing 
center and many other facilities. 

Following completion of present projects, instal- 
lation Of millwork will begin. Much additional time 
will also be required for laying of tiling in the up- 
per floors and for interior decoration. Furniture is 
now being selected for early delivery. 

When completed, the red brick structure will 
have three exposed floors from the Broadway side. 
Four floors, including the glassed-in dining area, 
will overlook Lake Menomin toward the east. 


Feb. 12 Starts Sadie Hawkins Week 

25 "S" Club Carnival 
Mar. 6 H. E. Club Style Show 

17 FOB Stunt Night 
Apr. 23 SSS Tour Begins 

May 2 Symphonies Spring Concert 
5 Junior Prom 
Sig Tau Dinner 

11 Hyperian Dinner Dance 

12 Delta Kappa Dinner Dance 
Phi Sig Dinner Dance 

18 PA Dinner Dance 

19 ASA Dinner Dance 

Tri Sigma Dinner Dance 
25 FOB Dinner Dance 
June 1 Commencement 


This summer a nationally-known educator in 
project development and design, Dr. Robert A. 
Tinkham, assistant professor of industrial educa- 
tion at the University of Illinois, will teach "Pro- 
ject Development." Because of his reputation in 
this educational area, he has been invited to con- 
duct summer workshops at Utah State College, 
North Carolina State College, Iowa State College, 
and the U of Minnesota. He has already been 
nsked to repeat his workshop, at Utah State in 

Dr. Tinkham earned his master's and doctor's 
degrees for his work in industrial arts design at 
the U of Minn. Since 1954 he has been in charge of 
the "Project Design" series for "School Shop", 
national publication of industrial educators. Dr. 
Tinkham has also addressed the AVA and the gen- 
eral session of the Michigan Industrial Education 


Mr. Frank Belisle, the new placement chairman 
at Stout State College has just released the follow- 
ing information regarding the new January grad- 

Six women graduates with the Bachelor of 
Science degree in Home Economics Education, are 
beginning their teaching careers in January, 1956, 
at an average salary of $3466.00 for a nine month 
school year. Five are locating in Wisconsin and 
one is in Minnesota. 

Jeanette Bischel who majored in Institutional 
Management, has accepted a position with Stouf- 
fer's and is to be stationed in Cleveland, Ohio, 

Four men have been placed in teaching at an 
average beginning salary of $4000.00. Most of 
them have advanced training. Three are locating 
in Wisconsin and one is going to Nebraska. 

Mathias Brejcha has signed with General Mo- 
tors Institute at Flint, Mich. Donald Landsverk is 
to be with the Minnesota Mining and Mfg. Co. in 
St. Paul, and James Stepp is with Western Elec- 
tric in Chicago. 




Students attending summer session at Stout state col- 
lege will probably become very familiar with this view of 
the neiv library. 


— that the student enrollment at Stout for year 
of 1955 - 56 is over 1000. 

— that the name of the tower building is BOW- 

— that the name of the home economics building' 

— that the present freshman enrollment at Stout 
is 415. 

— that Stout home college basketball games are 
played in the new high school gymnasium. 

— that the present student fees at Stout for Wis- 
consin residents is only $65 per semester. 

— that the present out-of-state tuition for a reg- 
ular school year at Stout is only $75. 

n'^ hat the ^ ew gaming board for Stout State 
Co ege is called the Board of Regents of State 

— that 179 master's degrees have been awarded 
by Siout during the past three years. 

— that a total of 684 industrial arts shop vacan- 
cies were, reported to Stout during 1955. 

— that a total of 361 home economics vacancies 
were reported to Stout during 1955. 

— that 5 foreign countries are represented in 
Stout's present enrollment. 

— that Stout leads all other Wisconsin State Col- 
leges in the number of out-of-state students ! 186 
is the total and this is 110 more than the next col- 
lege, La Crosse. 

DO YOU KNOW that right in your community 
there at least half ,& dozen promising young people 
who should go on to college - AT STOUT ? And do 
you know that you can be doing a little proselytiz- 
ing? You know the kind of men and women we 
need and want. How about passing on the good 
word about the many advantages of STOUT 


On Saturday, April 21, 110 students of Stout 
State College will scramble for seats on the three 
Greyhound buses waiting at the circle entrance. 
They, the Stout Symphonic Singers, will be off on 
another spring concert tour. All but two of the 
concerts this year will be in Wisconsin, so the 
group hopes to see many of you Wisconsin- Stout 

Here's a listing of the concert appearances : 

------ 8: 00 PM 

8:00 PM 
10:00 AM 
8:00 PM 
8:00 PM 
10:00 AM 
2:45 PM 
8:00 PM 
9:45 AM 
8:00 PM 

ril 21 







Sheboygan Falls 




Port Washington 






West Milwaukee 



(Northwestern College) 
27 Crystal Lake 

27 St. Charles 

28 Milwaukee 

00 PM 
00 PM 
00 PM 

By the way the final tour concert at Milwaukee 
will be given in the Auditorium of the Milwaukee 
State College. This concert is being sponsored by 
the Milwaukee Stout Alumni Association, so we 
hope that all of you alumni within driving dis- 
tance of Milwaukee will plan on being there. 

During last year's tour to Florida, it was a 
great pleasure for the group to meet Stout alumni 
all along the way. This year they hope to see many 
of their old friends and to gain new friends among 
the Wisconsin Stout alumni. 


Prompt library service is assured through the well- 
arranged circulation lobby, -which opens into the large 
general reading room. 


Students, alumnae and friends will have an- 
other opportunity to travel together by train, 
plane and ship to far away places for an Easter 
Vacation in the sun. Alice and Alyce Tours, under 
the direction of Dr. Alice Kirk and Mrs. Alyce 
Vanek, have planned a ten-day tour to include 
Florida, Nassau and Cuba. Last year's tour, under 
their direction, included a ten-day visit to Puerto 

Leaving Menomonie Junction on March 30 this 
year, the group will ride the "400" to Chicago 
dine at the Kungsholm Restaurant, and leave by 
train for Tampa, Florida. After an early morning 
swim and breakfast in the sun, the travelers will 
enjoy a sight-seeing trip of Tampa and St. Peters- 
burg and then go by bus inland through the phos- . 
phate mining section of Florida. They will visit 
the Cypress Gardens and continue their tour by 
boat through the Gardens to enjoy the famous 
Water Ski Exhibition. 

The remainder of the Florida trip will include 
motoring through the orange grove to Bok Sing- 
ing Tower, where the bells will be chiming in 
honor of Easter Saturday. There will also be a 
visit to the Mountain Lake Sanctuary and a drive 
through the Everglades along the shores of Lake 
Okeechobee to Miami, where the party will stay 
at one of the fine Miami Beach Hotels. 

Easter morning the group will attend church. In 
the afternoon there will be a sight-seeing trip of 
Miami, including Miami Beach. Hialea Pace Track, 
and Millionaires' Row. 

On Monday the group will fly to Nassau where 
they will enjoy swimming, sight-seeing and a boat 
trip to Paradise Beach. Returning by plane to 
Miami on April 6, the visitors will board the S.S. 
Florida for an overnight cruise to Havana with 
dinner, dancing and fun on board. In Cuba the 
tour party will spend a day at the U of Cuba, have 
lunch and visit with foreign students there, and 
have time for swimming and relaxation. The re- 
turn trip by train will bring the tour back to Me- 
nomonie on April 8. 

Alumnae wishing information about the trip 
may contact Dean Kirk, Stout State College. 


This group held their annual Xmas party at the 
Bohemian Hall in Milwaukee on the evening of 
December 28. The evening was spent visiting with 
friends, dancing to a four piece band, and eating a 
large lunch which was served by members of the 
Milwaukee Chapter. 

During this party the group also held their an- 
nual election. The new officers for this year are 
as follows: 

President Clarence Uranker 

Vice Pres -..Chuck Jorgenson 

Secretary Dean Cornwell 

Treasurer ...Jerry Zelenka 

mtufir* 1 " '•' 

But even a library has its informal settings. A display 
area in the circulation lobby and a browsing room are 
popular spots for leisure moments. 


Recently granted a doctorate of philosophy by 
the University of Minnesota has been Robert 
Swanson, assistant professor of industrial educa- 
tion at Stout State College. Bob holds both the 
bachelor of science and master of science in indus- 
trial education from Stout. 

For his dissertation, Dr. Swanson chose "The 
Operational Definition and Measurement of Edu- 
cational Philosophy." Following preparation of an 
operational definition of "educational philosophy" 
and construction of an instrument to measure the 
educational philosophies of teachers, Swanson 
then administered an "Inventory of Viewpoints 
on Education" to graduate students in education 
at three colleges and universities. 

Findings of the study were then based upon a 
comparison of the emphases and degrees of ex- 
tremeness of the viewpoints of the various groups 

Bob also is the inventor of a new machine which 
will duplicate the industrial operations of mechan- 
ical, air pressure, and vacuum three-dimensional 
forming of sheet plastics. 

Although such processes have been used com- 
mercially for about five years the forming of plas- 
tics in industrial arts departments of schools has 
remained largely a handicraft because school shops 
did not have equipment capable of properly and 
efficiently forming this relatively new material. 

Bob first demonstrated the completed press to 
the 1955 convention of the American Vocational 
Association, recently meeting in Atlantic City. 

The machine is being manufactured by the 
O'Neil-Irwin Co. of Lake City, Minn., makers of 
Di-Arco equipment. Plastic presses for sale to 
schools are expected to be on the market in March. 


Over a lifetime the average college graduate can 
expect to receive about $100,000 more income 
than the average high school graduate. Paul Glick 
and Herman Miller, Bureau of the Census, report- 
ed to the American Sociological Society recently. 
The direct and indirect costs of a college education 
were roughly estimated at $9,000. These figures 
derived from a census of the male population taken 
in 1950 and from a forthcoming study of the U. S. 
Office of Education. 

Census data indicated that an investment in an 
additional year of schooling at each educational 
level is accompanied, on the average, by an annual 
increment rise from about $150 per year of add- 
itional schooling at the elementary school level 
to about $500 per year of schooling at the college 


The Graduate Studies program continues its 
steady growth. There have been 87 enrolled dur- 
ing the first semester and 55 enrolled for the sec- 
ond semester. Six were graduated at the end of 
the first semester and it is anticipated that 21 
will be granted the M.S. degree in June, with the 
usual larger number following at the end of the 
summer session. It is interesting to note that the 
enrollment of women jumped from six the first 
semester to 15 the second semester. 

During this year the graduate students enrolled 
presented undergraduate degrees from seven col- 
leges other than Stout. The home, addresses of the 
graduate students spread throughout seven states, 
the Territory of Hawaii, and the Phillipines. 


Mr. Frank J. Belisle, Registrar and Placement 
Chairman, states that applications for admission 
for the 56-57 school year are already being re- 
ceived from high school seniors who will graduate 
in June. 

The first applications came from Alice Cramer 
of Big Rapids, Michigan, and William Hills of 
Beloit, Wisconsin. 

Mr. Belisle also states that there is a contrast 
between applications which are received early and 
those that- are submitted at the last moment. 
Applications which are received early reflect a 
stability of purpose while late applications usually 
show a lack of well-formulated goals. 


Harland Woodworth '35 is Manager of Sales 
Training Department for the Ford Motor Com- 
pany. Tractor and Implement Division. 

Francis Shaw '35 is Suggestion Director for 
new department and very interesting. 

Dean Brown '39 is Technical Supervisor of 
Training for Chrysler Corporation. 

Frank F. Mann '31 is Supervisor of Management 
Development, Chrysler Division, Chrysler Corp- 


From Detroit, Royal Oak, Pontiac, Franklin Vil- 
lage, Farmington, Birmingham, Huntington 
Woods, Dearborn, Grosse Pointe, Ferndale, and 
other suburbs 91 of the Metropolitan Stout Alumni 
got together for their annual mid-winter, January 
27, meeting of fun. They took advantage of the 
fact that they live close to the Ford Greenfield 
Village in Dearborn, and spent the evening in the 
historic CLINTON INN, one of the show places 
of the Village. The Inn is furnished with maple, 
hickory, pine, and oak drop-leaf tables and chairs. 
(Usable authentic antiques) 

After a dinner of roast beef to apple pie the 
tables were pushed aside and Ira Madden, chair- 
man of the party, introduced his committee: Bill 
and Helen Smith, Sam and Irene Smith, and Mrs. 
Emma Madden. Then, he acknowledged the officers 
for 1955-56, Charles Strong, president; Charles 
Pizzini, vice president; James Christopherson, 
secretary-treasurer; and Orvetta Moltzau, corres- 
ponding secretary. 

Mr. Madden presented a serving tray to the a- 
lumni and had all the people sign it and the year 
they graduated. He planned to have it varnished 
and polished and then sent to Stout State College 
as a memo to the occasion. 

A quintet of college men from Albion College 
were a delightful feature for the enjoyment of the 
Alumni. One of the men, Jim Olson, who sang with 
the quintet, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Olson. 

Then Mr. Madden provided the women with pa- 
per and pencil and threw questions to them about 
Stout State College. (There seemed to be quite a 
bit of helpful whispers from the male alumni.) 
The correct answers to the 38 questions were quite 
enlightening. The papers were handed in,, and 
without grading, each lady was given a woodshop 
prize of her choice for working so hard on the test. 

Doctor Harold Silvius showed slides of the 1956 
Campus, Student Life and Menomonie with edited 
comments from Stout. The alumni present enjoyed 
the slides with nostalgic sighs of the outgoing 
girls dorm, whistles at the students posed in the 
pictures, rah rahs for the homecoming floats, (Yea 
F.O.B.) and pride in the new campus buildings. 

With the chairs set aside several squares of 
square dancing were begun. Bridge, gossip and 
social dancing kept most of the alumni engaged 
in activity until the mid-night curfew. 


Feb. 10 Whitewater State (there) 
11 Stevens Point State (there) 
18 Superior State 
25 LaCrosse State (there) 
27 River Falls? State 


A son, Michael Edwin, Oct 12, to Mr. and Mrs.' 
John Gresch (Marcy Sander '47) of Waukesha, 

A daughter, Janet Emily, Feb. 11, 1955, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Jacque Beers '49 of St. Louis, Missouri. 

A daughter, Kelly Patrice, Aug. 1, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Dean Gilmore (Lila Danielson'45) of Holly- 
wood, California. 

A boy, Joseph Pat, Oct. 1955, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Robert Berg '52 of Middleton, Wisconsin. 

A daughter, Lynette Marie, July 1, to Mr. and 

Mrs. Gerald Cook '50 of Cloquet, Minnesota. (Wife 
is former Elaine Smith who attended Stout for 
two years.) 

A daughter, Sally Marie, Jan. 15, 1956, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Lawrence (Bud) Ryder '53 of Ladysmith, 
Wisconsin. (Former Beverly. Brehmer '52) 

A boy arrived on Jan.l at the Mr. and Mrs. Ro- 
bert Spinti's. (Both are grads of 1954.) They live 
at Russell, Minnesota. 

A daughter, Julie Jean, December 23, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Warren Thomas '49 of Wausau, Wisconsin. 
(Former Verena Price '48) 

A boy, Jon Patrick,Jan. 13, to Mr. and Mrs. John 
Woolley '51 of Racine, Wisconsin. 

A son, Richard Prince, January, 1956, to Mr. and 
Mrs. D. B. Dixon (Dean Peddycoart '43) of Long 
Island, New York. 

A daughter, January 22, to Mr. and Mrs. George 
Krall '53 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

A son, Richard Carol, January 18, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Eugene Neubauer (both grads of '38) of Chi- 
cago Heights, Illinois. 

Proper planning of Stout's new library has made avail- 
able individual study carrells for ready access to resource 
materials and also privacy for maximum accomplishment. 










asr . 

Afi.rj' Alary MCalmont, emeritus faulty member, and 
Dr. Guy Salyer ivith President Fryklund cut a cake 
commemorating Dr. Fryklund' s tenth anniversary as head 
of the college. 


Merlin Ekern (B^S. 34) is on a foreign assign- 
ment helping the Chinese Nationalist Government 
set up a Veterans Administration Program for 
Disabled Veterans. He is with the George Fry and 
Associates, Management Consultants who have a 
contract with the Chinese Government through 
the I. C, A. of the U. S. State Department. 


The division of Home Economics and the State 
Brd. of Voc. and Adult Education have completed 
arrangements for the scheduling of a workshop 
of national importance at Stout State College 
this June. The workshop under the direction of 
Dr. Paul Popenoe and Mr. Roy Dickerson, will be 
concerned with Education and Counseling in 
Family Relations and with Mental Health. 

Dr. Popenoe is internationally-known as the 
founder and director of the American Institute of 
Family Relations and is recognized throughout 
the United States for his books, magazine articles, 
columns, and radio and TV programs on family 

Roy Dickerson, noted author of books on sex 
education for young children, teaches Methods of 
Education for Family Life at the U of Cincinnati. 

This workshop will be conducted during the 
week of June 18 - 23, preceding the regular sum- 
mer session. It will carry both graduate and under- 
graduate credit. The content of the course will be 
of special interest to parents, school administra- 
tors, teaches, physicians, nurses, clergymen, 
church school workers, social workers and young 
people considering marriage. 

Early registration is suggested and additional 
information can be obtained by writing to: Dr. 
Alice J. Kirk, Dean, Division of Home Economics, 
Stout State College, Menomonie, Wisconsin, 


A recent questionnaire completed by freshmen 
students at Stout State College showed that a 
large number of present freshmen entered Stout 
because of the influence of high school teachers. 
This study proved very conclusively that one of 
Stout's most influential recuiting services is alum- 
ni who are well satisfied with the Stout education 
which they themselves received. 

It is our hope that you can provide us with the 
names of students whose interests and aptitudes 
appear suitable for professional education in home 
economics and industrial education. Then we will ' 
refer them to the Director of Student Personnel 
who will send them necessary application. 

Blank spaces are provided on the bottom of the 
attached information form for submitting names 
of prospective students. 


Three men joined the faculty of the Industrial 
Education division at the opening of the second 

Edwin W. Dyas, instructor in woodworking, 
holds his bachelor of science from the University 
of Nebraska and his Master's from the University 
of Minnesota. 

After earning a bachelor of arts degree, with 
highest honors at Fairmont State College, Fair- 
mont, W. Va., Harold H. Halfin completed his 
master of science at Stout. He is instructor in ma- 
chine shop. 

Marvin M. Kufahl, instructor in sheet metal, is 
also a graduate of Stout State College. Last se- 
mester he was an assistant instructor in metal- 

Dear Grads : 

We hope you've enjoyed the preceding report 
about the goings-on around your alma mater. We 
also hope you enjoy the news of your former 
friends in the weekly Stoutonia. In order to con- 
tinue this information service we need your help. 
Won't you take a couple minutes of your time and 
tell us something about the recent activities of 
you and your family ? The attached form and the 
enclosed postage-free envelope are for your con- 
venience. Do it now! Your friends are depending 
on you! Don't worry about punctuation— just tell 
us something about yourself and your family. 

Last year only 227 persons out of a total of 1472 
returned the information blank form as requested. 
Surely we can do better than that this year. 

Remember it will only take two or three minutes 
of your time and that just jotting down where you 
are and what you are doing will be news to a great 
number of your friends. 

Come on gang! Let's make the returns 100% 
this year and help us keep you and your friends 

Your secretary, 
Bob Rudiger